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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Bunny Behavior

So, today I made the buns a small salad with some carrots and apple pieces and I noticed that every time Simon would come around he would grab a piece and run away with it to eat it on his own, Speckle on the other hand would eat with me and she would let me feed her, oh, and I gave her kisses and pet her while she ate and she wouldn't even twitch, what does this say about Simon and how can I improve our relationship?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 11:12 AM
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Nothing. Some bunnies are stand off-ish while other are more social. Acacia is my stand offish bun. It took me over a year to calm her down (spay hormones included) and after I built their large pens that I was able to get inside I made her know I was going to invade her space whenever I wanted. She had her cave-box to hide under when she needed to. Eventually if she wanted her raisen she had to come up on my lap to get it... As demonstrated in the vid I posted in her "New Crib" thread. She can stretch and do whatever she likes, she does not get her treat until I get what I want.

Simon is not a bad bunny, he just doesn't know. Could be from his past could be just because he prefers his Speckle. Some bonded bunnies prefer their furry companions over human anyway. I wouldn't take it personally. Just keep working on him. Maybe stop giving his treat until he stays. IT will be long probably but it can work. I was told to get rid of Kayshie when she was a terror but I calmed her!

Maybe build a pen which you can sit in or bring them to the bathroom or a small room. Give him his space but let him know that you will invade when you want sort of thing. Keep us updated!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 01:32 PM
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I don't think it says anything about your relationship, he's just protecting a resource (food). It's a natural behavior and I wouldn't try to stop it . Consider this: the fact that he takes food from you in the first place shows that he trusts you.


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